anastasia savinova's architecture collages illustrate the vernacular dwellings of different cities anastasia savinova's architecture collages illustrate the vernacular dwellings of different cities
feb 02, 2016

anastasia savinova's architecture collages illustrate the vernacular dwellings of different cities

anastasia savinova illustrates the architecture of a culture through collaged cityscapes
(above) BE / belgium, collage, printed on paper, various sizes
all images courtesy of anastasia savinova

 

 

 

sweden-based artist anastasia savinova found herself traveling through cities across different countries, looking closely at the architecture of the culture that inhabits them. ‘I take pictures of buildings, look into windows sneakily, go to local shops, flea markets and bars, watch everyday life — all this helps to build the feeling of the place,’ savinova says. in identifying the key differences and similarities between the habitable spaces, savinova uses the collected visual material as the foundation for a series of large-scale collages, which integrate several images with dozens of associations into a single amalgamated architectural representation. 

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SE / sweden / upland, collage, printed on paper, various sizes

 

 

 

the series of collages titled ‘genius loci’ sees large dwellings composed of many different buildings typical to a particular city or country. in connection with the land and the spirit of the place, the compositions illustrate not only a fictional architectural reality — replete with haphazard, zany constructions and towers of windows and doors — but also a mentality and way of life for the culture that they are akin to.

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SE / sweden / dalarna, collage, printed on paper, various sizes

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FR / france, collage, printed on paper, various sizes

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silo / RU collage, printed on paper, various sizes

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SE / skåne, collage, printed on paper, various sizes

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SE / norrland, collage, printed on paper, various sizes

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DK / denmark / copenhagen, collage, printed on paper, various sizes

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SE / sweden, gotland, collage, printed on paper, various sizes

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DE / germany, collage, printed on paper, various sizes

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